A GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFF BOX, CARL ERNST, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1840
Oval, the surface with cobalt blue and black enamel over an engine-turned patterned ground within classical taille d'épargne borders, the sides divided by urns, 72 standard
Bäcksbacka records a gold and blue enamel box by this maker in the collection of a Mrs Eva Bang (see St. Petersburgs Juvelerare, Guld- Och Silversmeder: 1714-1870, 1951, p. 400).
measurements (L x W x D):
x 8.3 x cm
title of line:
sotheby's russian works of art, London, Sale L09673